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Junior League to sponsor dinner for foster parents

Published Oct. 16, 2005

The Junior League of Tampa will have an appreciation dinner for fosterparents at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Holiday Inn State Fair, 2708 N 50th St. Tom Weinberg, state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services district administrator, will be guest speaker along with Melvin MacNell, president of Foster Parents' Association. The Plant High School group "On Stage" will perform.

Mental health center gives awards

Northside Centers had its 14th annual meeting Jan. 31 at the Center Club in Tampa. Awards of appreciation were presented to corporations and individuals who supported the comprehensive community mental health center and its programs during 1989.

Award recipients were the Conn Memorial Foundation, GTE Florida, Jones Intercable Trust, Steve Otto of the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and TECO Energy.

Five new board members were welcomed at the meeting: Barbara H. Newberger, legislative aide to Sen. John Grant; former state Sen. Pat Frank; Norman V. Stein, president of University Community Hospital;

Velma Pate Thomas, retired business executive and community volunteer;

and Donald A. Webster, vice president for finance and operations for the American Cancer Society, Florida Division.

Marketing agency wins award

The Denton Company, a Tampa-based marketing and advertising agency, was awarded a MIRM Award at the National Association of Homebuilders' 46th Annual Convention in Atlanta for its work on the Westinghouse Gateway community in Fort Myers.

The MIRM (Member, Institute of Real Estate Marketing) is a national competition with awards presented in recognition of creative excellence.

Denton received a Silver award this year in the category of best color magazine ad, two pages or more. The company won a Gold award last year for a Gateway color brochure design.

Kaset receives training honor

Kaset Inc. of Tampa has been named "Outstanding Training Supplier" in the category of customer service and customer relations by the Training Directors' Forum. Winners were announced Jan. 22 at the Best of American Human Resources Conference in New York City.

Kaset works with more than 450 major utilities, financial institutions, telecommunications companies, government agencies and other organizations to effect long-term improvements in quality and service.

The Training Directors' Forum is composed of 2,300 directors, managers and vice presidents of training and human resources development functions for American corporations, educational institutions and governments. Corporations represented in the forum include International Business Machines Corp., Coca-Cola, McDonnell Douglas and American Telephone & Telegraph Co. Ad agency's series earns award

Tampa advertising agency Winner Koenig & Associates was honored for best newspaper ad series in the American Marketing Association's health care planning and marketing competition.

The ad series was produced for St. Francis Hospital, a 1,273-bed acute care hospital in Miami Beach, to promote its new birthing center. Hospitals throughout the United States entered the contest.

Winner Koenig also received two honorable mentions.

Leadership society inducts members

Eighteen new members were recently initiated by Omicron Delta Kappa at the Episcopal Center at the University of South Florida. Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society that recognizes and encourages achievement in scholarship; athletics; social, service and religious activities; campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts.

New members are Monica Canizares, Michelle Chin-Onn, Regina DeLeon, Gina Giacinto, Candice Green, Meg Hester, Lynn Leonard, Pierre Lepochat, Melissah Lutz, Deborah McCall, Samuel Myrick, Eileen Perkinson, Michelle Ponce, Laura Rametta, Irene Seybold, Craig Smith, Charles Wagner and Kristen Weis.

Travis Ouelette was installed as vice president of the society, and Ms. Lutz was installed as public relations officer.